Exhibition dates: Saturday January 14 – Saturday March 11 2023
Opening: Friday January 13 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Under the Sun presents recent sculptural photo-objects that reference small scale convenience stores. Taking the form of illuminated commercial sign boxes seen on storefronts, the artworks combine text and imagery from signs with shadows cast upon them by foliage from trees. Evidence of the sun, artificial light, photosynthesis, and objects of consumption connect various processes of energy and material transformation. The objects embed human, earthly, and celestial time frames. Working schedules are presented alongside cycles of days and seasons, and the lifespan of things on the surface of the Earth with that of the Sun.
RYAN PARK’s practice begins with the camera as a tool and mindset, producing works across media including print, sculpture, video, painting, and installation. His works have been exhibited and screened throughout Canada and internationally including at the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, Modern Fuel Kingston, Forest City Gallery London, and the Blackwood Gallery in Mississauga. He has a BFA in interdisciplinary art from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and an MFA from the University of Guelph. He lives and works in Toronto.
Ryan Park gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, Daniel Gallay, José Andrés Mora, and Liana Schmidt.